Welcome to the AWS Australia and New Zealand Data and Analytics Virtual Series

Data is a strategic asset for every organisation.

That’s why businesses of all sizes are leveraging data to drive hyper-personalisation, to build better products and customer experiences, to make better quality business decisions and find efficiencies to reduce costs.

Data and insights can fuel innovation and drive your business forward. The AWS Australia and New Zealand Data and Analytics Virtual Series offers insights for marketing, technology, finance, and businesses professionals who want to drive tangible business outcomes by leveraging this valuable asset.

Learn from AWS customers and partners who have successfully driven innovation through advanced data and analytics strategies.



Webinars:

Discover how Quantiful uses data from sales, consumer buying signals and macroeconomic conditions to vastly improve business forecasting.

Quantiful co-founders Jamie Cormack and Alan Gourdie share insights on how QU, their business planning tool, helps businesses release working capital by improving planning efficiency, optimise product offerings by observing consumer buying signals and reduce waste by taking the guesswork out of demand planning.

Business leaders who will particularly benefit from attending include finance Leaders keen to address volatility and uncertainty to drive faster, more profitable decision making and reduce waste of working capital trapped in stock. Heads of strategy, product & planning and supply chain will be able to validate business cases for new products and track progress post launch, improve forecast accuracy and recommend exits.

Product managers, marketers and demand planners will understand how to go beyond traditional spreadsheets of historic sales data to plan more effectively and decide if and when to release new features/launch campaigns/purchase or repurchase.

Date: Monday, 21 September 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST
Venue: Online webinar
Time
Session
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM Introduction to speakers and Quantiful
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM How data-fueled analytics empower businesses to gain a competitive advantage
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Benefits analytics-driven business planning – from profits to sustainability
11:35 AM - 11: 35 AM Quantiful case study: improving business planning in enterprise businesses
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Quantiful and AWS: the foundational partnership for agility and global expansion
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Q&A

Speakers

Jamie Cormack
Jamie Cormack
CoCEO/CoFounder, Quantiful

A seasoned executive with proven experience in Australasian markets, Jamie has 20 years’ experience managing enterprise products and supply chains. He was previously Managing Director of Brightstar Services (Malaysia), a global company specialising in the reselling of mobile devices.

Alan Gourdie
Alan Gourdie
CoCEO/CoFounder, Quantiful

An innovative leader and technologist, Alan has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive working across the telecommunications and FMCG sectors in NZ, Amsterdam, Singapore, and London. Previous roles include Global Marketing Manager for Heineken (Amsterdam), and CEO (Retail) at Telecom New Zealand (Spark). Prior to starting Quantiful, Alan has been an active early-stage investor and Director.

Purnesh Tripathi
Purnesh Tripathi
Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Purnesh helps businesses build and scale their data and analytics capabilities. He has been a Data Scientist in his previous lives, so building capability within our customers allowing them to leverage data to build better products, is a topic that he is always keen to talk about.

Is data fueling your growth? Learn how SAP customers turn data into a competitive advantage and a strategic asset.

A modern data infrastructure is a critical initiative for IT leaders. By converting your data into a strategic asset, you can simplify and accelerate your digital transformation. To do this successfully, you need to be smart about optimising your foundational data lake.

In this session you will discover how to combine your SAP and non-SAP data to unlock hidden value. Operational data can be used to fuel machine learning models and identify patterns to support innovations in areas such as voice, automation, edge technology, RPA, and forecasting. Modern data architectures enable a wide range of stakeholders to gain value from the data, allowing them to drive rapid innovation at scale.

Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST
Venue: Online webinar
Time
Session
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Introduction: SAP on AWS and the modern approach to data insights
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Defining the 'data driven enterprise'
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Fireside chat: How SAP and AWS supercharge data outcomes for customers
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Q&A

Speakers

Patrick Elliott
Patrick Elliott
Vice President, Head of Platform & Technology, SAP

With over 20 years of Sales Management experience and a strong track record of success, Pat has consistently grown and improved the businesses in which he’s worked. He began his career as a Programmer Analyst then moved into Consulting, Sales, and then Senior Management – regularly encountering SAP solutions and platforms. Pat has held management and leadership roles with Anaplan, Oracle, Yellowfin BI, MicroStrategy, Hyperion, Cognos, and previously SAP ANZ.

Purnesh Tripathi
Paul Candy
Go to Market Specialist for SAP on AWS, Amazon Web Services

Paul leads the SAP on AWS customer engagements across the ANZ region. Prior to joining AWS Paul held senior roles with SAP for the last 7 ½ years across ANZ and the APJ region. Paul was responsible for the SAP Cloud Platform Go to Market in ANZ and then he lead the Innovation Services business across APJ which leveraged cloud technologies such as ML, AI, Blockchain, IoT, Data Services. Paul is deeply passionate about the role data and technology play in enabling customers to innovate and thrive in this new world.

Hear from Environmental Monitoring Solutions and its innovation partner DiUS about the development of Fuelsuite—an AWS IoT, cloud-based data platform and web application that provides a unique and first of its kind monitoring and reporting solution for the retail fuel businesses.

During this one hour webinar, you will learn how Fuelsuite drives greater efficiency and environmental compliance for petrol stations by reinventing data collection processes. Fuelsuite collects data from sensors in the station’s underground tanks and pumps, sends it to the cloud and displays it via a dashboard.

You’ll also learn how Fuelsuite is underpinning the creation of the petrol station of the future—a digital twin connecting all critical data sources in real time, driving actionable insights using machine learning, IoT and digital applications.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST
Venue: Online webinar
Time
Session
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM Introduction to EMS and DiUS
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM Understanding the business problems: environmental monitoring, fuel theft, occupational health and safety, customer experience
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM Disrupting the industry: developing a vision for a new product
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM How to get the most value from the data
11:35 AM - 11:45 AM Harnessing live data for a customer-centric focus
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Q&A

Speakers

Russell Dupuy
Russell Dupuy
Owner and Managing Director, Environmental Monitoring Solutions

Russell began his career as a process instrument technician in the early 1980s studied in engineering and business in the 1990s – completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration / Entrepreneurship in 2003. Since entering the petroleum industry with Veeder-Root as a graduate development engineer, he became an industry expert and leader with 30 years’ experience in leak detection, Wetstock management, automatic tank gauging and forecourt automation. His extensive knowledge and business integrity is appreciated and respected throughout the industry.

Russell was the past President of the Australian Petroleum Industry Contractors and Suppliers Association (APICSA Limited), and is a member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI USA), the Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA UK) and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Zoran Angelovski
Zoran Angelovski
Principal Consultant—IoT, DiUS

Riding the wild technology wave for over 20 years, Zoran has seen it all. At DiUS, Zoran is leading the charge to help our clients leverage the Internet of Things to develop leading-edge products, as well as developing our own products. He has a background in hardware development, telecommunications, electric vehicle chargers, smart energy devices and in the end-to-end needs of Internet of Things products.

You are invited to a fireside chat with Natalie Field, Chief Digital Officer at Belong and Toni Knowlson, Digital Innovation Lead at Amazon Web Services on how organisations can harness the power of data to create a customer-centric culture and drive innovation at scale.

During this one-hour virtual event, you will learn why Belong value their organisation’s data so much –how they extract insights from data to drive sustainable change, unlock new business opportunities and enhance the product and services offerings to customers.

Natalie and Toni will walk through Belong’s digital transformation journey, sharing the approach taken in driving change, share initial successes in customer satisfaction and employee engagement and share key lessons learned from initial failures and challenges.

You will receive invaluable insights into why data is critical to driving innovation at scale and speed and what business leaders need to consider when designing their data-fueled growth strategies.

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST
Venue: Online webinar
Time
Session
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fireside chat

Speakers

Natalie Field
Natalie Field
Chief Digital Officer, Belong

Natalie Field is a strategic change agent, leader and developer of high-performance teams and individuals. She is the Chief Digital Officer at Belong and currently directing her energy to create lean, adaptive ways of working while using technology to increase the impact of existing business models and unlock new frontiers in the telco industry.

Toni Knowlson
Toni Knowlson
Digital Innovation Lead, Amazon Web Services

Toni leads the Digital Innovation Program in Amazon Web Services across the ANZ region. Toni started her career as a developer and is deeply passionate about building, experimenting and learning; and women in tech. She is a staunch advocate for the role a culture of innovation can play in transforming businesses. Prior to joining AWS Toni has experience in a range of businesses from universities and startups to large enterprise including Microsoft, Salesforce.

When Open Banking went live in Australia on 1 July 2020, it enabled accredited organisations to securely access customer data - with their permission - from Australia’s Big Four banks. This heralds the next phase of the Open Data economy, empowering businesses of all sizes to build innovative, personalised products and services using their customers’ banking transaction data.

Join us for this webinar to explore the possibilities this game-changing opportunity creates for your organisation. We’ll share how you can accelerate your Open Banking journey, from designing your solution through to accreditation. You’ll hear insights from Gareth Gumbly, CEO from Frollo, one of Australia’s first organisations to access consumer data from the new Consumer Data Right (CDR) system, Trent Haag, Director of Itoc, about how to get started on your Open Banking build, and Darren Booth, Partner at RSM, on how to prepare your organisation to become a compliant Data Recipient.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST
Venue: Online webinar
Time
Session
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM Introduction to speakers and Open Banking
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM How to start your Open Banking journey
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM How to set up your AWS environments for Open Banking
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM How to leverage AWS partners to accelerate the Open Banking technology and compliance journeys
11:35 AM - 11:40 AM Tools to reduce the cost and complexity of the Open Banking Data Recipient audit
11:40 AM - 11:45 AM How Open Banking can be a catalyst for a transformative Data & Analytics strategy
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Q&A

The fast pace of digital innovation means that organisations are collecting larger and more complex data sets than ever before. The data-driven organisation of today strives to extract maximum insights from their data to innovate at scale. Business leaders want to obtain the most value from their data to fuel growth but face challenges in the process of gathering, storing, and analysing their data.

Amazon Web Services commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to gain insights into how currently using data. Over 250 business leaders and managers across Australia and New Zealand were surveyed to better understand how businesses can use data strategically to drive innovation at scale.

During this 1 hour webinar, John O’Mahony Partner, Deloitte Access Economics and Cameron Price, Head of Data & Analytics, Asia Pacific & Japan at Amazon Web Services will provide invaluable insights to business leaders who want to modernise their business.

You will also hear from business leaders that participated in the study who will share how they use data to obtain a competitive advantage within their respective industries and sectors.

Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST
Venue: Online webinar
Time
Session
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM Introductions to speakers
11:05 AM - 11:10 AM Why this study was commissioned
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM Summary of the key insights and implications from the research
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Provide a snapshot of data maturity within Australia and New Zealand organisations
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Deep dive into how organisations can use data as a valuable strategic asset – hearing from business leaders about their experiences
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Q&A

Speakers

John O’Mahony
John O’Mahony
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

John O’Mahony is a Partner at Deloitte Access Economics, leading its technology and media practice, and is the lead-author of a new report with AWS about the value of data to business in Australia and New Zealand. John has served as a Senior Economic Adviser to two Prime Ministers of Australia, where among other things he helped develop the National Broadband Network policy and the government’s response to the global financial crisis. His econometric research has been published in the Economic Record and the Australian Economic Review and he is the co-author of two best-selling economics textbooks, now in their 20th editions.

Cameron Price
Cameron Price
Head of Data & Analytics, Asia Pacific & Japan at Amazon Web Services


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